I see stories like the one I’m blogging about in his post and think sometimes being single is not so bad by comparison. Or, more accurately, it’s pointless to be married if the person you’re married to is violent, selfish, a jerk, or a psycho – like the guy in this story.
I have times where I’m okay with being single, other times I’d like to be married (mainly for the companionship), but geeze frikkin’ louise, I see stories like this one and think having a husband this terrible is far worse than being single.
Not only did the guy kill his wife, but he was telling people prior to killing her that he didn’t like her. He was fed up with the way she looked and dressed.
I mean, good Lord, there is no point in getting married if the guy you’re married to cannot stand you, is not going to like you or respect you, and tells co-workers he fantasizes about cutting your head off.
I’d rather be husband-less than married to a violent, self absorbed douche-canoe who cannot even stand to be in the same room with me.
The article gets even more sad when you read about how a friend says the murdered woman had dreamed of getting married and having a kid since she was 12 years old, and she had three miscarriages before having their son (whom the guy also killed).
By the way: this again shows that being married and a parent does NOT, as Christians often claim, make a person more godly, ethical, or loving.
This also goes to show that contrary to most Christian advice I’ve seen, a person does not have to be perfect or godly to earn, merit, or get a spouse from God. If a person had to have a good heart and be a great person to start with before God would allow that person a spouse, than this evil idiot in this story never would’ve gotten married to start with.
(Link): Texas Double Murder Suspect Dreamed of Cutting Off Wife’s Head, Police Allege
A Texas man charged with (Link): fatally slashing the throats of his wife and infant son allegedly told co-workers he heard voices telling him to “kill people” and had dreamed of hurting his spouse, according to a newly released police affidavit obtained by PEOPLE.
The accusations detail suspect Craig Vandewege’s bizarre behavior before and after his 36-year-old wife, Shanna Vandewege, and their 3-month-old son, Diederick, were found dead in Fort Worth, Texas, on Dec. 15.
Before he was detained last week in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, Craig, 35, allegedly told a man he met inside a 7-Eleven that he was bound for Las Vegas — where, he allegedly said, he planned to meet with President-elect Donald Trump to talk about the killings.
…Police tailed Craig’s vehicle and initiated a traffic stop soon after the car exceeded the posted speed limit, according to the police affidavit.
He allegedly showed “no emotion” as he explained to the arresting officers “it had been a long week and his wife and kid were murdered in Fort Worth, Texas,” the affidavit states. Shanna and Diederick were found in the master bedroom of their home with apparent knife wounds to their necks, authorities have said.
…‘The Only Way He Could Tolerate His Wife Was by Drinking’
Fort Worth detectives have interviewed several of Craig’s co-workers since the Dec. 15 killings and learned that Craig allegedly often complained “about his wife and her appearance” and made statements about harming her, according to the affidavit.
…Days before the slayings, Craig allegedly told a co-worker he’d had a dream in which “he ‘sliced the heads of his wife and father like bologna.’ ”
Soon after learning Shanna was pregnant, he allegedly told the same co-worker “he wished he could push her down the stairs and kill her that way.” Craig also told co-workers he was taking prescriptions that made him “hear voices that tell him to kill people,” police allege in the affidavit.
His wife “could not do anything right and she dressed and wore her hair poorly” and “the only way he could tolerate his wife was by drinking,” Craig allegedly said at work.
…Shanna’s friends previously told PEOPLE she and Craig moved from Colorado in May after he got a promotion at work. Shanna was a registered nurse at a nearby hospital but was on maternity leave.
In an email to PEOPLE, childhood friend Monica Vance wrote, “[Shanna] had wanted a family since she was a little girl. She planned it out, including names, before she was 12.”
Longtime friend Cindy Prevatt said, “Shanna was wonderful,” adding, “I can not think of one single thing that she ever did wrong. We are heartbroken, confused and angry.”
Mark Riddle, Shanna’s father, told ABC8 that the couple had three miscarriages prior to having their son.